Successful Forensic Science majors at Fairmont State University will be proficient in:
- Problem solving
- Legal analysis and application
- Quantitative reasoning
- Scientific laboratory procedures
A number of educational elements must be covered in a Forensic Science program. The Forensic Science curriculum at Fairmont includes courses in forensic sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, and math.
A Forensic Science degree is ideal for immediate employment or advanced study. Combining a Forensic Science degree with degrees in chemistry, biology, math, business, foreign languages or psychology makes graduates highly marketable.
The annual median wage for a Forensic Science Technician is $47,680.00, and the projected need for this career field is expected to increase by 21% until 2016. Forensic Science students who go directly into the workforce are often:
- Medical Examiner
- Forensic Anthropologists
- Forensic Chemists
- Forensic Pathologists